) KEY NOUN:
- A species of coffee, Coffea arabica, originating in Ethiopia and widely cultivated for its high-quality, commercially valuable seeds.
- The beanlike seed of this plant.
- The coffee brewed from the seed of this plant.
New Latin (Coffea) arabica
, species name
, from Latin, feminine of Arabicus
, from Arabia
, from Greek Arabikos
, from Araps, Arab-
, an Arab
; see Arab